Published On: Tue, Jun 1st, 2010

Al Gore, Tipper Gore announce that they have separated, no word on whether they will divorce

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Former Vice President Al Gore is separating from his wife, Tipper, according to the Associated Press. The couple have been married 40 years. According to an e-mail sent to friends that was sent to the Associated Press, the break up was “a mutual and mutually supportive decision that we have made together following a process of long and careful consideration.”

A spokesman for Gore confirmed the statement but declined further comment.

George W. Bush defeated Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election. Gore won the Nobel Peace Prize for his environmental work to draw attention to global warming. He also won an Oscar for his documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth.”

The breakup was already generating a lot of talk here in the San Francisco Bay Area. The popular Armstrong and Getty Show, broadcast locally on KNEW radio reported the story when it broke and host Joe Getty suggested that the accolades that Gore got following his Oscar award may have ultimately led to the couple’s breakup.   The hosts also noted the Internet speculation that Al Gore was having an affair with CBS 60 Minutes reporter Leslie Stahl.

Tipper Gore is known for her work on mental heath issues.



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